Pretoria to Cape Town via the Blue Train

Pretoria to Cape Town via the Blue Train

The Blue Train

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Pretoria to Cape Town via the Blue Train

The Blue Train


The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it.The very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.

The suites on The Blue Train live up to its reputation for magnificence and splendour. The finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure that guests will never forget the time they spend on The Blue Train.

When you choose to travel on The Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance.

The journey is 2 nights. You depart Pretoria at 16:00, and having settled into life on board with the drink of your choice, it is time to head to the dining car. While The Blue Train lives up to its 5* reputation in every sense, its cuisine surpasses even the highest expectations - and it could be said that dinner will be the most unforgettable experience of your adventure. Dinner is an elegant affair, with men wearing a jacket and tie and ladies adorned in elegant evening wear. Underscoring the atmosphere is a delightful selection of tasteful background music, ranging from smooth jazz to light classical to the mellow tones of the Soweto String Quartet.

The next morning, you visit Kimberley as a off-the-train excursion. Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.

After a second night on the train, you arrive into Cape Town after breakfast at approximately 10:30 in the morning.

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Our standard rate for a Deluxe Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
10 September 2019 to 18 September 2019 GBP 1,208 USD 1,462 ZAR 22,055 EUR 1,317 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
19 September 2019 to 29 September 2019 GBP 1,208 USD 1,462 ZAR 22,055 EUR 1,317 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
30 September 2019 to 6 October 2019 closed / not available
7 October 2019 to 9 October 2019 GBP 1,208 USD 1,462 ZAR 22,055 EUR 1,317 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
10 October 2019 to 15 October 2019 closed / not available
16 October 2019 to 30 October 2019 GBP 1,208 USD 1,462 ZAR 22,055 EUR 1,317 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
31 October 2019 to 5 November 2019 closed / not available
6 November 2019 to 15 November 2019 GBP 1,208 USD 1,462 ZAR 22,055 EUR 1,317 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
16 November 2019 to 19 November 2019 closed / not available
20 November 2019 to 15 December 2019 GBP 979 USD 1,185 ZAR 17,866 EUR 1,067 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
16 December 2019 to 18 December 2019 GBP 979 USD 1,185 ZAR 17,866 EUR 1,067 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
19 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 closed / not available
19 December 2019 to 7 January 2020 closed / not available
8 January 2020 to 27 January 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
28 January 2020 to 3 February 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
4 February 2020 to 29 February 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
1 March 2020 to 9 March 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
10 March 2020 to 1 April 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
2 April 2020 to 31 July 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
1 August 2020 to 16 August 2020 closed / not available
17 August 2020 to 31 August 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
1 September 2020 to 14 September 2020 GBP 1,354 USD 1,638 ZAR 24,705 EUR 1,476 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
15 September 2020 to 27 September 2020 GBP 1,354 USD 1,638 ZAR 24,705 EUR 1,476 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
28 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 GBP 1,354 USD 1,638 ZAR 24,705 EUR 1,476 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
12 October 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 1,354 USD 1,638 ZAR 24,705 EUR 1,476 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 8 November 2020 GBP 1,354 USD 1,638 ZAR 24,705 EUR 1,476 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
9 November 2020 to 15 November 2020 GBP 1,354 USD 1,638 ZAR 24,705 EUR 1,476 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
16 November 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
1 December 2020 to 13 December 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
14 December 2020 to 16 December 2020 GBP 1,097 USD 1,327 ZAR 20,016 EUR 1,195 per person sharing2 Nights1+ nights
17 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 closed / not available

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).


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Rates Include

All meals; high tea; drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic but excluding French champagne); and off-the-train excursions are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.



General Information For Guests

It is advisable to pack an overnight case for the journey as only a limited amount of luggage can be stored in your suite. Your butler will store additional baggage in the luggage van.

All table d'hote meals and room service snacks are included in the rate. Should you require a snack, you are requested to contact your butler. Lunch and dinner are usually served in 2 sittings, while breakfast is at your leisure.

The stylish luxury of the Blue Train is conducive to dressing for dinner. Evening wear is elegant and gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie. During the day, dress is smart casual.

Bottled water is supplied in your suite. Your butler will provide you with more on request.

Trained first aid personel are on board at all times. In the event of an emergency, doctprs and first aid personnel can be contacted at the various stations en-route.

Souvenirs and gifts are available for sale in the souvenir shop.

Guests who wish to show their appreciation may leave a gratuity in the box located in the lounge car, at the end of the journey. Gratuities are shared on a points system between the Blue Train personnel on board.

A limited on board laundry and valet service is available. Please contact your butler for assistance.

The lounge car is designed as a meeting place for pre-lunch and dinner drinks and afternoon tea, while the club car is ideal for a post-prandial cognac or cigar. The bar opens as soon as the train commences its journey and closes when the last guest departs. Please note that the lounge and dining cars are non-smoking areas. All drinks are included in the rate except for certain imported beverages which can be purchased from your butler.

Safes are provided in all suites. While every precaution is taken, the Blue Train cannot be held liable for loss of valuable items left unattended in suites.

The international telephone beside your bed in your suite wil allow you to dial the manager or your butler 24 hours a day. Should you wish to make an outside call, please contact the Train Manager or your butler, who will be glad to assist. The cost of your external calls and faxes are not included in the rate.

The Train Manager is on call at all times. Please do not hesitate to contact him should you require assistance or information while on your journey.


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